BELGRADE – Great Pond, at 8,239 acres with a maximum depth of 69 square feet, and known for its excellent brown trout and smallmouth bass fisheries, is the largest in the Belgrade Lakes chain of seven bodies of water.

Area attractions include the 18-hole Belgrade Lakes Golf Club with its Clive Clark-designed course, and the Kennebec Highlands and Mountain Trail preserves. And then there are the waterways.

From this cottage’s 100 feet of frontage, and dock, on a secluded cove, you can boat to fine-dine at the Village Inn and pick up supplies at Day’s Store, now in its fifth generation of family ownership. That you can still also have the mail delivered to your dock, and that the serene waters are great for sailboating, helps illustrate that the traditional Maine lakefront lifestyle abides here.

This 1,400-square foot cottage, built in 1988, may be the last three-season property left in this quiet enclave towards the northwest corner of Great Pond. Converting it to year-round use, while also applying final finishing touches to the mudroom/laundry and upstairs bedrooms, and possibly adding a garage on the 0.66-acre lot, is an attractive option. As a rental, the property would be a significant income-producer.

As a second home, as a getaway, the cottage is ideal. Facing the water are a 30-foot, beautifully paneled great room, with skylights in the cathedral ceiling, and wood stove; and a charming sunroom. There’s a full bath with tub off the mudroom, and at the other end of the house, a good-sized first-floor bedroom. The kitchen’s custom touches include a parquet floor.

Up wide, open stairs, off a balcony hallway, are a huge master bedroom with vaulted ceiling; a full bath; and a third bedroom, above the sunroom.

The property at 22 Sunset Shores, Belgrade, is listed at $349,000 by Gail Rizzo of Lakepoint Real Estate. Annual taxes are $4,294. Please contact Gail at 495-3700 or at [email protected].

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